Get Involved, Election 2006 Edition: Register, Spread the Word and More

As hundreds of congressional hopefuls scamper across their districts, stumping like mad hell on a deadline, its time for you, the American constituent, to start thinking about your voter registration status. Depending on your state, come mid-October, you may have already turned into a pumpkin.

Rock the Vote makes registration a breeze — or for those in the insular Jamband community, there's HeadCount.org, and "The Midterms Matter Tour." For the overachiever in you, the College Dems have patched together a list of 16 easy ways to support your candidate, for example, calling up your favorite talk radio show and getting on-air. (At which point we suggest a short Hot-97-style freestyle dissing the scandalous Republican of your choice). League of Women Voters is a non-partisan, though somewhat left-leaning effort to take women's suffrage to task, while Moveon.org makes no bones about its heavily partisan effort to turn out the Democratic vote. Finally, with election-day volunteers always in short supply, Pollworkers for Democracy offers average citizens a chance to step into voting places on November 7th, help confused Floridians manage their butterfly ballots, and monitor any breakdowns or inconsistencies in the voting equipment. Plus, they pay upwards of 200 smacks for the day.

Can't make it to the polls? Click your state to have an absentee ballot mailed right to you.

Congratulations to Ohio, Masachusets, and Vermont for the sleekest, most straight away registration process, and to Oklahoma for the most patriotic use of HTML.